WaZoo Beer Fest 2014 at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa: Drink Beer. Save Wildlife.

The WaZoo Beer FLowry Park Zoo in Tampa FLest is a zoo-wide event that features over 275 beers from around the world combined with fare from some of Tampa Bay's best restaurants all in one fun placeThe Lowry Park Zoo. On Saturday, August 2 from 7:30-10:30p.m., bring your brew crew to the zoo and get ready to be the ultimate party animal.

In addition to a fabulous drink selection and delicious food samplings, there is also live musical entertainment and more. The best part is that the WaZoo Beer Fest is a fundraising event for the Lowry Park Zoo, so all of the proceeds directly benefit the animals that reside there. (Please note that the animals are not exhibit during this event.) The event offers great beer, food and entertainment; all for a great cause.

General admission costs $65 in advance and includes entry to the event at 7:30p.m., food samplings, live music and a beer tasting cup with the WaZoo logo. For a more exclusive event experience, consider purchasing VIP Beastly Beverage Club (BBC) tickets for $100. The VIP BBC tickets give you entry to the event early (6:30p.m.), BBC-only access to the Safari Lodge, exclusive beer and food tastings, air-conditioned seating area, a mini beer tasting mug with the WaZoo logo, animal encounters with ZooVentures and more. There are discounted designated driver tickets available for both general and VIP admission, too. (Designated drivers are highly encouraged for this event.)

You can purchase advance WaZoo Beer Fest 2014 tickets online here.

The live performances are presented by World of Beer and include One Final Mile, Cutty Jones, Impulse World Beat, Kim Harpo & The Hawks, and the Adrian Ray Band. Tampa Bay restaurants slated to be at the event include Big Momma's BBQ, BJ's Brewhouse, Brickhouse Tavern + Tap, Chefin, Cigar City Brewpub, Gaspar's Grotto, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery, Ker's Wing House, Kona Grill, Papa John's Pizza, Sonny's BBQ, Tijuana Flats and World of Beer just to give you an idea. We're getting hungry just talking about it.

WaZoo has been rated in tWaZoo Beer Fest 2014 at the Lowry Park Zoohe Top 10 for summer beer festivals by USA Today. If you haven't been, why not make plans to go this year? The Lowry Park Zoo is only about a 45-minute drive from your Indian Rocks Beach vacation rental. It is one of the Gulf Coast's top attractions and definitely worth the trip. The zoo itself makes for a great day trip, but don't miss the chance to attend one of the best summer beer festivals around if you are on Florida's Gulf Coast that weekend.

If you have been to the WaZoo Beer Fest or have plans to go this year, let us know. We'd love to hear about it. Cheers!

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